Gooey butter cake is a simple and amazingly delicious dessert with a cake batter crust and soft, gooey cream cheese top that makes it addicting!
This really is a simple cake with not many ingredients, and just two gooey layers. If you like this recipe, be sure to try the strawberry version!
Go-To Cake Recipe
Do you have “go to” recipes you use all the time? This next one is one of those. I almost always have Cream Cheese and Cake Mix on hand, and I know this next dessert is good and easy, so it’s one I turn to often in time of need.
It’s called Gooey Butter Cake. It is so easy to make and always gets devoured, so I make it quite often. I will admit that everyone thinks that are lemon bars at first, but these are more cake batter flavored and so irresistible.
What’s great about them is they can be made with any cake mix, which totally changes up the flavor!
how to make Ooey Gooey Butter Cake
PREP. Grease a 9×13 pan and turn oven to 350.
CRUST. Blend cake mix, 1 egg and butter until smooth. Press into your greased 9×13 pan.
TOPPING. Blend cream cheese, 2 eggs, vanilla and powdered sugar until creamy and smooth. Spread over your the first mixture in your pan.
BAKE. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until edges are golden brown (middle may sink in a bit).
TOP. Top with powdered sugar and ENJOY!
To neatly cut the cake: Make sure your butter cake has cooled completely before cutting it into squares. To prevent your cake from sticking to your knife, spray it with a little cooking spray and then wipe it clean with a towel. Cut slowly and carefully.
How to Store
STORE at room temperature in an airtight container. It should last for 2-3 days.
FREEZE your gooey butter cake to eat at a later time by first wrapping it tightly with plastic wrap. Then keep it in a freeze safe container or bag. It should last for 4-5 months in the freezer.
This is also a good make-ahead option. Just thaw completely when you’re ready to serve and eat it.
More cake mix goodies
It’s so hard NOT to love goodies with cake mix (they’re always yummy and so easy!) Here are some of our other favorites:
- Gooey Butter Cookies
- Gooey Rolo Cookies
- Gooey Monster Cookies
- Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake
- Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake
For more yummy cake recipes, check out:
Gooey Butter Cake Recipe
- 1 (15.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix
- 1 egg
- ½ cup butter melted
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
- powdered sugar to sprinkle
- Grease a 9×13 pan and turn oven to 350°F.
- Blend cake mix, 1 egg, and butter until smooth. Press into your greased 9×13 pan.
- Blend cream cheese, 2 eggs, vanilla and powdered sugar until creamy and smooth. Spread over your the first mixture in your pan.
- Bake at 350°F for 40-45 minutes or until edges are golden brown (middle may sink in a bit).
- Top with powdered sugar and ENJOY!
I give this cake 10 stars out of 5🥰😄. It is Ooey Gooey goodness. It is moist and buttery. If you can’t bake you can make this cake. This is the second time I’ve made it and I’m sure it won’t be the last.
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